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Private occupational therapy in Swindon

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Sarah

Swindon, Wiltshire

Sarah is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Swindon, she visits clients across the South-West, including Bristol, Wiltshire, and Oxfordshire. With over 10 years of experience working in a variety of settings, Sarah has acquired a breadth of knowledge and skill. She is particularly focused on Functional Rehabilitation and Seating & Postural Management for children with conditions such as autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, sensory difficulties, and many more.

Sarah works with children at home or in a school environment, assessing their needs relating to fine and gross motor skills, their ability to act independently and carry out activities of daily living, and sensory challenges. Sarah is used to working in a multi-disciplinary team, coordinating efforts with various professionals to ensure the child is fully support in all areas.

Sarah can offer handwriting assessments and treatment, focusing on the fine motor skills of using a pen or pencil. Sarah has also undertaken training in Makaton, a type of sign language that incorporates speech. This has proven particularly beneficial to children of all ages and with a variety of needs.

Sarah is a professional member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and regularly undertakes additional qualifications to enhance her skillset.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Berkshire, Bristol, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Swindon

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Makaton, Learning disability

Gemma

Wiltshire, West and South West of England

Gemma is a Paediatric OT, specialising in physical and neurological conditions. Based in Chippenham, Gemma covers a broad client base across Wiltshire, Somerset, and Hampshire, including Bath and Bristol. Gemma advises clients on Housing & Equipment provisions, including complex seating needs and specialist adaptations.

With an extensive client background, Gemma helps children with a wide variety of conditions, including, autism, Down’s syndrome, brain injury, cerebral palsy, and learning difficulties. Gemma aims to deliver holistic and comprehensive assessments, ensuring that a child’s current and potential future needs are all evaluated. This includes providing advice on home modifications, complex seating, and specialist equipment to maintain a child’s independence at home.

Gemma aims to offer bespoke therapy and personalised strategies to carrying out activities of daily living. This includes providing the child and their family with the confidence and training to complete everyday tasks and activities. Gemma can also provide advice to children and their families about Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) assessments, ensuring that plans will meet the child’s every need.

Gemma is also a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Berkshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol, Bath, Swindon

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Postural management

Louise

Wiltshire, West and South West of England

Louise is an experienced OT with expertise in Housing and Equipment. She works with clients to help them achieve and regain independence, delivering holistic assessments and recommending standard and bespoke equipment. Louise is located in Wiltshire and visits clients across the South East of England, including Bristol and Swindon.

Louise works with adult clients with a wide range of conditions and disabilities including Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain syndrome, cancer, dementia, and stroke. She helps clients to enhance their independence at home by enabling them to complete self-care tasks. Her product knowledge includes those necessary for safe moving and handling, specialist seating, postural management, and tissue viability. Louise can also conduct assessments for major and minor adaptations to client’s homes working extensively with architects, builders, and housing teams.

Committed to her ongoing professional development, Louise regularly undertakes training courses, conferences, seminars, and onsite training with providers of specialist equipment. Louise is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, including two of their Specialist Sections in Housing and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Berkshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Swindon

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Postural management

Ellie

Gloucestershire, West and South West of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2001, Ellie has spent her career offering expert care and therapy to clients and their families. She is based in Gloucestershire, travelling to visit clients in Wales and the South West of England. Her areas of expertise focus on housing & equipment, as well as seating & postural management for both adults and children.

Ellie has developed a broad clinical knowledge base, working with clients with complex neurological needs and physical disabilities. She has experience in specifying and prescribing specialist equipment and seating, as well as assessing and recommending home adaptations to benefit the client and encourage independence. She liaises closely with the wider support network of her clients, including families, carers and other professionals.

She has worked on various contracts and cases via The OT Practice, completing Disabled Facilitates Grants (DFG's) and various mobility assessments, including for Blue Badge applicants.

Ellie is committed to keeping up to date of new developments, policy reforms and writes and delivers training to other practitioners. She is passionate about developing her fellow colleagues and has served on the Specialist Section Housing Committee as treasurer.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, The Vale of Glamorgan

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural management

Bianca

Somerset, West and South West of England

Bianca is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist based in Somerset. She works with adults across the South West experiencing a wide range of clinical conditions and presenting difficulties. With over 15 years’ experience, Bianca has developed specialisms in equipment selection and provision, home adaptations, and the moving and handling of people, positive risk assessment and care planning, mental capacity assessment, and best interest decision making.

Bianca delivers comprehensive assessments, identifying options which maximise independence and provide timely and realistic solutions that achieve positive outcomes for the individuals she works with.

Bianca maintains a high level of skill and clinical expertise through her continued professional development, supervision, reflection on practice, post graduate learning and training. She is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section for Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Avon, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Cath

Somerset, West and South West of England

Cath is an expert Paediatric Occupational Therapist and has over 20 years’ experience working with children with a variety of needs. She specialises in working with children who have complex medical needs and disabilities, including those with neurological and life limiting conditions. Through joint working and expert assessment, she aims to support independence and participation whilst enabling families to provide dignified and excellent continuing care for their child. Cath is based in Somerset, covering a client base across the South-West.

Incorporating a professional OT role with hands-on 1:1 care at the Children's hospice, Cath gained an insight into the effectiveness of equipment and adaptations. She understands how the demands of caring for a child with complex needs affects the whole family, which has significantly shaped her practice.

Cath has developed highly effective communication and clinical skills, working with families to understand their needs and wishes, conducting thorough assessments, regular reviews of interventions and through robust report writing. She is also committed to professional development and learning.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural management

Jane

Wiltshire, South East of England

Jane is an expert Occupational Therapist based in Hampshire, visiting clients in Basingstoke, Andover, Southampton, and Winchester. She works with adults and children, assessing and treating Housing & Equipment and Seating & Postural Management needs.

Jane has worked in acute, community, and private settings for over 20 years. She provides assessments and treatments to clients of all ages, focusing on their housing and equipment needs, as well as working with clients who require seating and postural support.

Jane uses her previous clinical experience and expert knowledge when making recommendations to help her clients maximise their independence. She has experience liaising with architects and builders to help create an environment bespoke to each client's individual requirements, including advice on minor and major housing adaptations and safe manual handling in the home.

Jane has in-depth knowledge of current legislation and its impact on assessment and intervention. She has extensive experience of adapting properties through the Disabled Facilities Grant process as well as private funding.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Southampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Adam

Bristol, Somerset

Specialising in stoke and brain injury rehabilitation, Adam is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist, obtaining a MSc in Occupational Therapy in 2010. Adam focuses significantly on his specialisms, working in a variety of roles to gain maximum experience in his field.

Providing thorough and detailed assessments and tailored, goal orientated treatment plans, Adam helps his clients to gain maximum independence in their everyday lives. He works with clients in their own homes, care homes, and places of work, as well as rehabilitation settings.

Adam actively participates in continued professional development to ensure his extensive clinical skills are up to date, and thus, he is able to use evidenced based practice to provide the best possible service he can to his clients.

Adam is a member of the Neurological Practice and Independent Practice Specialist Sections of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, Bristol, Bath

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation

Val

Cornwall, West and South West of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1993, Val specialises in housing & equipment and rehabilaition for adults. She is based in Cornwall and will travel across the UK, completing assessments with clients in their own environment. Val is an accredited Best Interests Assessor (BIA), having developed sound knowledge of the legislation to support clients, families and Local Authorities.

Val's experience is in working with adults with a variety of physical and mental health needs, providing equipment and adaptations to homes to promote independence and safe living conditions. This includes completing BIA assessments, where Val requires knowledge of both the Mental Health Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments and applications. She also carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

To continue her professional development, Val has completed postgraduate training including courses in counselling and therapeutic listening. She also keeps up to date with the current legislation and policies surrounding her work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Bristol, Plymouth, Salford

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS, BIA, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access

Our private OTs in Swindon

The OT Practice is an independent provider of occupational therapy across the UK. We have an expert team of dedicated and highly skilled OTs covering Swindon and the surrounding Wiltshire region. Our specialist team are available to support you, a family member, or client requiring occupational therapy intervention.

Our OTs specialise in all areas of occupational therapy, including Neurological Rehabilitation, Functional Rehabilitation, Paediatrics, Housing & Equipment, and Hand Therapy. Click on the profiles above to meet the therapists covering Swindon and find out more about the areas of OT they specialise in. Alternatively, you can call our friendly Clinical Services Managers who will discuss your needs and match you to the right OT. All of our OTs are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.

If you are enquiring about occupational therapy for a child, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our website or contact the Paediatric team directly.

Our OTs are helping people across Swindon to carry out day-to-day activities by breaking down barriers caused by injury, illness, or aging. You can find out more about how our occupational therapists help common challenges by visiting the links shown below. Alternatively, call us on 0330 024 9910 to discuss your circumstances with a member of the team or use our online price guide to receive an initial idea of costs.

Common difficulties we can help with

Moving around the home

Home activities can become a challenge with age or after an accident, illness or diagnosis leading to reduced independence and confidence

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Personal care & dressing

Restoring skills for personal care such as washing and dressing after accident, illness or with advancing age

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Getting out & about – scooters, chairs & cars

Purchasing and learning to use specialist equipment and vehicles for reduced mobility due to accident, ill health or old age

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Gross motor skills

Difficulties with gross motor skills cause clumsy or uncoordinated movement, leading to problems with tasks such as dressing, running or riding a bike

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Disabling tiredness

Addressing the debilitating effect of fatigue to improve motivation, energy and engagement with day-to-day life

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Low motivation (strategies)

Strategies to address persistently low motivation causing under-performance at work, problems at home or in relationships

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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Confidence

Equipping children struggling with class participation and friendships due to shyness or faltering self-confidence, with the skills & self-belief they need.

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Mobility & falls

As we age or after an illness or accident, it is common for mobility to deteriorate, leading to falls, loss of confidence and reduced independence

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Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, or with advancing age

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Forgetfulness & memory problems

Memory loss following diagnoses of dementia or brain injuries, as well as normal ageing process or during periods of unusual stress

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Organisation skills

A child's ability to organise their body and environment to perform daily activities such as sitting correctly and arranging a desk

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Access in & out of the home

Solutions for when an accident, illness or age makes access in and out of the home a challenge

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Visual perceptual skills

A child’s ability to process what they see and respond with meaningful movement

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Self-care skills

A child’s ability to carry out basic self care tasks such as dressing, teeth cleaning or using cutlery

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Fine motor skills

Small movements of the hand and fingers that allow a child to write and draw, as well as manipulate buttons, zips and shoelaces

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Cooking & household activities

Practical techniques to maximise independence at home following a medical diagnosis, accident or period of recuperation

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Children with complex needs

Practical support and advice for children with multiple or complex needs such as equipment, seating, splinting or housing

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Planning activities

Planning and performing activities as part of a fulfilling and meaningful daily routine

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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Balance & coordination

Children with balance & coordination difficulties can struggle with activities such as dressing, using cutlery, riding a bike, running or playing sport

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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email enquiries@theotpractice.co.uk

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

The Nuclear Community Charity Fund
Anchor
CCMS
Hillingdon Autistic Care
Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association
Clergy Support Trust
Papworth Trust
Baston House School
Newlife Charity
The Good Care Group
Sunrise
Tania Brown
Help For Heros
British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
Wandsworth
Leicestershire County Council
Fashion, Textile, Childrens Trust
Invictus Health
Viavi
Plymouth City Council
UK Case Management
The Royal Marines Charity
Help & Care
Proclaim Care
Family Focused Case Management
Grayshott Spa
SSAFA Charity
Bracknell Forest Council
Runnymede Borough Council
Care Tech
The Royal British Legion
HCML
Haringey
Bush & Company Rehabilitation
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Richmond
Mole Valley District Council
AJM Healthcare
Architects Benevolent Society
Bank Workers Charity
L&Q
Waverley Borough Council
Licensed Trade Charity
Lawray Architects
Guildford Borough Council
More Than Mobility
RAFBF
Masons

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